Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book: The Complete Guide to Overcoming Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis, and BPH
Author: Peter T Scardino
Although most men couldn't tell you what the prostate does, an overwhelming majority will be affected by prostate problems at some time in their lives. In his discussion of prostatitis and prostate enlargement (BPH), as well as prostate cancer, Dr. Peter Scardino carefully and clearly explains what can go wrong, how to prevent prostate trouble, and what to do if problems develop. Dr. Scardino has treated thousands of patients at one of the world's best research hospitals. He developed the innovative erectile-nervegrafting procedure that makes it possible for men with serious cancer to recover sexual function and mathematical tools (nomograms) patients and physicians can use to improve medical decision-making. Now men everywhere can access his years of expertise. Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book will help them and their loved ones to:
- understand and interpret complicated test results
- develop a customized action plan that suits individual needs
- get the best care and ensure the best possible recovery from treatment
- learn state-of-the-art strategies to prevent prostate diseases
This book covers everything a man needs to know about his prostate health-from how aging affects sexual intimacy to asking the right questions to choosing among available therapeutic options. Dr. Scardino discusses cutting-edge strategies, using the latest research findings to explore the many factors that affect patients, including possible complications and ways to minimize them.
One in six men in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer, and nearly half the adult male population will be affected by prostatitis. Dr. Peter Scardino's ProstateBook provides the hard facts and a compassionate voice to guide every man to health and healing. Illustrated throughout with line art by Frank Forney.
Many men have a dreaded fear of prostate problems that prevents them from seeking help. In response to that approach, Scardino, a practicing urologist at Manhattan's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, quotes Joe Torre regarding his own experience with prostate cancer: "When you get the information, the fear just sort of melts away." This book should diminish many fears with its straightforward, three-part presentation. Part One introduces the normal prostate and its function. Part Two presents common prostate problems that more than half of all men will face: prostatitis and an enlarged prostate. Part Three, the most comprehensive section, presents all that's presently known about prostate cancer (prostate tumors account for one-third of all internal cancers diagnosed in men). In simple, concise prose, Scardino discusses risk factors, prevention and detection. Acknowledging the lack of a standardized treatment, Scardino presents available options and their resultant statistics. Important side effects that many men are curious about but are afraid to bring up with doctors are discussed in detail. Perhaps the book's most valuable parts lie at the beginning of every chapter, where Scardino gives a synopsis of what readers will learn in that section. This is one of the most comprehensive, accessible books on prostate cancer published to date. B&w illus. Agent, Peter Lampack. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications
Author: Peter Breggin
When first published in 1999, Your Drug May Be Your Problem was ahead of its time. The only book to provide an uncensored description of the dangers involved in taking every kind of psychiatric medication, it was also the first and only book to explain how to safely stop taking them. In the time elapsed, there have been numerous studies suggesting or proving the dangers of some psychiatric medications and even the FDA now acknowledges the problems; more studies are under way to determine their long-term and withdrawal effects. In the meantime, this book continues to be ever relevant and helpful. Fully updated to include study results and new medications that have come to market, Your Drug May Be Your Problem will help countless readers exert control over their own psychiatric treatment.